Who is the chef at The Fearrington House Restaurant and what is his background?

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Colin Bedford is the executive chef at the The Fearrington House Restaurant, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star eatery located in the countryside of North Carolina (about 8 miles south of Chapel Hill). Bedford hails from England and learned about cooking early at the knee of his mother. He earned a Diploma of Hospitality from Yeovil College in Somerset and then apprenticed at The Castle in Taunton, an English luxury inn know for fostering up-and-coming chefs.
 
Next he traveled to the Prince of Wales Hotel in Ontario where he started as a pastry chef and moved up to executive sous chef. Along the way, he gained experience in the farm-to-table movement, working with local ingredients whenever possible. Now at The Fearrington House Restaurant, Bedford stresses the seasonality of foods and sources much of his ingredients from local farmers, fishers and foragers.

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Colin Bedford is the executive chef at The Fearrington House Restaurant. A native of England, Bedford came to The Fearrington House in 2005 as executive sous chef. His culinary interest began early on, taking him to The Castle Hotel in Taunton, U.K., and then Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

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